Condolences, April 18, 2007

I am deeply saddened by what has happened at Virginia Tech.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the students and their families during this difficult time they are enduring in their lives.
God Bless
J. Freeman

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Flint, Michigan USA • #9695

I sit today with the heaviest of hearts and many tears for the victims and their families, as well as everyone at Virgina Tech. I will never understand how or why this happened and I am so very saddened. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Paula Niemann
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Cedar Rapids, Iowa • #9696

My heart goes out to the familys and friends of the ones who lost their lives.


April 18, 2007, 8:32am • London, United Kingdom • #9697

my thoughts and prayers are with the families of everyone that lost their lives on april 16,2007. my prayers are also with the injured that they get better and go on to lead wonderful lives. my heart is so heavy right now. how can this happen to innocent people? i’m so very sorry for everyones loss.

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • blairsville pa usa • #9698

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the entire “Hokie Nation” during this time of profound loss.  The administration, faculty and student body of Southside Baptist Christian School feeoffer our prayers, support and this encouragement…

“God is too wise to be mistaken.  God is too good to be unkind.  So when you don’t understand, when you can’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart.”

Love and Prayers...SBCS “Home of the Hornets”

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Richmond, Virginia • #9699

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone who has been impacted by this horrible ordeal. My God be with you and your families during this difficult time. God Bless!!

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Baton Rouge, LA • #9700

May God bless all the Hokie nation. From your close by neighbors in West Virginia.

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Beckley , West Virginia • #9701

Fellow Hokies,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  My heart is heavy with the thoughts of what you are going through.  Know that you are never alone and we all stand with you. 

Always a Hokie...."We are Virginia Tech”!

If I can help you please let me know.

Ted Rothman
BSEE VA Tech, 1998

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Great Mills, MD • #9702

My heart goes out to all of you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Columbia, South Carolina • #9703

As a VT alumna I am deeply saddened by this tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost a loved one.  I also pray for the survivors of the shooting and all other VT students, staff, faculty and alumni in this time of grief and sorrow.  God Bless the Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Richmond, VA • #9704

My husband and I cannot express our sorrow for this terrible terrible tragedy.
You are in our prayers.
Ayca and John

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Nanuet, NY • #9705

To the Virgina Tech Family,
My heart goes to all of you as you cope with the tragedy. We as a united nation are coping with you. I myself was deeply shocked and outraged at the events that unfolded on 4/16. I am a college sophomore and have being reflecting the past two days that we can lose each other so quickly and I am thankful to have my friends, knowing that they are safe. I wish that can be said for the 32 of the college community. God bless and I am thinking of you!

Chris Palumbo
Soon to be Army Lieutenant Class of ‘07
Valley Forge Military College

Let Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 8:32am • Wayne, Pa • #9706

I am a 37 year old mother of 3 girls and I just wanted to express my sorrow at your loss.
It defies belief how something so horrific could happen - you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carole Hunter

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Hythe, Kent, England • #9707

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Stay strong, for Hokie angels are now looking down on you.  Make them proud, respect each other, love each other, and their memory will live on.  We all grieve with you and admire your spirit.  You will get through this!  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Bristow, VA • #9708

Norfolk State University mourns with you.  TODAY (4-16-07) WE ARE ALL HOKIES!!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Bowie, Marlyand • #9709

We will never know what life would have been like had they lived, but we will make future lives remember that they lived.

April 16 2007
Over 30 souls entered heaven.
Virginia Tech will mourn the loss
Surviving such a holocaust.
An institute of hopes and dreams,
Halls echoed with shots and screams.
I think back to Columbine
On April 20, in 99.
Inspiring souls that left this Monday
So many friends have gone away.
Blessed people of life’s grand design.
Faith and strength we now have to find.
Never will we know the alternative
If these souls were left to live.
And to the one that shot them all away,
Hell will be home until Judgement Day.

My prayers to everyone.
Erik S.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Indianapolis, IN • #9710

Words cannot express to you our deepest sympathy. Please just know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts. Prayers for comfort, strength and healing.

God Bless you all,

Julie & Mike Devoy

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Cornelius, OR • #9711

May the fallen be remembered.
May those who live on share the stories of the brave that fell.
The Hokies are strong and we will forever be a family.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Chesapeake, VA • #9712

I feel great sadness for VT as I watch this sensless masacre unfold. You have showed a united front and I hope you get strentgh from the power of the prayers from all over. This has hit home for alot of us parents especially myself who has a son graduating from college next month. I think everyone has on their minds the loss of all the families and it has truely saddened us.
Tina M. Griego

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Morganton, NC • #9713

My Heart and thoughts go out to ALL of those who were affected by this unforseen Tragedy and that i hope one day that SOMEONE out there will Realize that not ALL schools are safe anymore…

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Lansing Kansas • #9714

Dear VT Community - there is nothing one can say to help ease the pain.  Just know that you do not grieve alone; the whole world grieves with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Pittsburgh, PA • #9715

To all the families and students of Virginia Tech, I express my deepest condolences on behalf of family and myself.  There are no words to describe the sadness that we feel due to this tragedy.  Know that your loved ones are in a better place now and will always be with you and with everyone around the world in our hearts and prayers.  Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Royal City, WA • #9716

Just wanted to say May God be with all of us as this world has changed. We go though so much trials, My heart goes out to all the familys and friends who lost a love one in this crazy act. May god rest upon thier souls. I want to say God is watching over all of us and know the pain we are feeling and with his glory he will heal each of us.

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Sullivan Indiana • #9717

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at VT.  The students, the professors, the services who responded and most of all to the families and friends of those who lost their lives on this tragic day.  God be with you all.

God bless


April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND • #9718

My prayers and thoughts to the family.I have a 2 young boys too and I can feel the pain of every parent what exactly they are going through for their loved ones!

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Monroe.NJ • #9719

To the students, staff, alumni, friends and family involved in Monday’s tragedy- I want to tell you how terribly sorry I am for the diffucult time you are enduring. I am praying for you all. I hope that you will find the strength and comfort you need! Don’t be afraid to reach out to ANYONE- while there is so little we outsiders can do to help you, we are willing to do anything we can to ease your pain. May God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Bergen, NY • #9720

I have a close friend who lost her brother in the shootings.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and every member of the families, student body, and faculty at Virginia Tech!  May God help each of you find peace in this time of sadness. 

“Today, we are all Hokies.”

Chuck Barwick

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Greenville, North Carolina • #9721

Both current faculty, staff, students and families of students are in our prayers as well as all of the alumni and former staff and faculty.  Once you are a part of something it is always with you...God Bless all of you at this unbelievable time in our world.  Know that there are people praying, grieving and knowing that we will all be stronger for this.  In thoughts and prayers, Karin & Larry Dunn

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Martinsburg, WV • #9722

My fellow Hokies--my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  We share this grief in so many ways wherever we live now.

May all of the victims and their families know they will always be remembered. 
-VT alum

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Morgantown, WV • #9723

I am Brazilian and although in the distance I was extremely sad with all this tragedy! I wait that these souls never are forgotten and that God comforts the family of each victim of this barbarous act. God blesses you all!

Vithor Giovani


Sou brasileiro e apesar da distância fiquei extremamente triste com toda essa tragédia! Espero que essas almas nunca sejam esquecidas e que Deus conforte a família de cada vítima desse ato bárbaro. Deus abençoe todos vocês!

Vithor Giovani

April 18, 2007, 8:33am • Teresina, Brazil • #9724

our sympathies and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved ones in this horrifying event.


April 18, 2007, 8:33am • suffolk, virginia • #9725

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible tragedy.
Sincerest Condolences
The Jones

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Springfield, Ohio • #9726

I have worked with students at the University of Virginia for almost 20 years now, and when I see your students on TV, I see mine- just in a different sweatshirt. We truly are all “Hokies” and my heart is absolutely broken. Your students, your faculty, their families and friends, are all in my continuous thoughts and prayers and will continue to be there for a very long time. I am so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Charlottesville, VA • #9727

I am so sorry for your tragedy and loss. Please remember that people from all walks of life, from our nation and world-wide community, are praying and aching for you.  You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers - much love to you!

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Forest Lake, Minnesota • #9728

There are no words to lessen the pain. We pray that the love of the living God will strengthen and comfort you. Our school community will be in prayer for you in the coming weeks. We send our love.

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Louisville, Ohio • #9729

My thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this tragedy - we all are - God Bless you all.

Clinton, New Jersey

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Clinton, New Jersey • #9730

As a VT graduate, I am shocked.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless you all and god bless VT!

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Carmel, IN • #9731

At this moment my heart goes out to all students at Virginia Tech and their families.May God be with all of you.My sincere prayers for everyone.

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Virginia • #9732

My hearts are with everyone at VT.  I am in Lynchburg VA and have several family memebers who gratduated from VT.  Stay strong and pull together during this terrible time. 

Thanks to all those who are from other colleges that are so supportive during this time. 

Only time will help to heal those who most need it.

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Lynchburg VA • #9733

Hello, I’m a 17 year old student at Hillsboro Highschool in Nashville, TN, and yesterday I wrote this poem for the families, students, staff and friends, of those whom we lost that day.

“Requiem” by Chris Webb

Oh Requiem, settle our souls tonight
Requiem, help us wrap our hearts up tight
Requiem won’t you sing for us tonight?
Til this storm blows over so everything will be alright

Oh Requiem, settle our souls tonight
Requiem, come and hold us tight
Requiem, won’t you sing til morning light?
Til the storm blows over, so everything will be alright

Oh Requiem, settle our souls tonight
Requiem, help us find the light
Requiem, won’t you sing for those who died
So those innocent souls will rest in peace tonight.

I hope some can find comfort these words I’ve written, and I pray for all of Virginia Tech, and may all of us find comfort in one another, and grow to be stronger young adults, and stronger people in general.

Sincerely, Chris Webb

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Nashville, Tennessee • #9734

First of all I want to say that my thoughts are with the victims and their families who lost thier loved ones. There are no words that can express my feelings.

God bless you,

Ben Maas
The Netherlands

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Netherlands • #9735

My blog has received international media attention and people from all over the world have sent their condolences on it.  Each reply posted is a message for the Virginia Tech community as a whole.

We are strong, we are one, we are Hokie Nation.

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Blacksburg, Virginia • #9736

My heart goes out to all of the students, friends, family and loved ones of those affected by this horrific event.  This is truly an event that will be remembered forever along with the many lives that were lost and those that were permenantly scarred as we look back over years to come.  VT, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
GOD Bless

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Cary, North Carolina • #9737

My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all of you. GOD BLESS YOU!

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • Ohio USA • #9738

too all at virginia tech and famillies and friends of the victims you are in our thoughts and prayers phil and family

April 18, 2007, 8:34am • york,england • #9739

The power of words is so difficult, My heart and soul reaches out to all of you, may you find comfort, solace, prayers, support from all the hearts you have touched here and now, and far is a time to extend our support, to reach out.May we find guidance and love now and forever in these diffiuclt time and for the future,,.
Betty Hatch Tegel
Univ. of Massachusetts. Graduate
Greenfield, Ma.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Greenfield, Ma. • #9740

Death has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal.  In life, we are crowded by good times as well as bad times.  This time right now is definitely a storm, but in the end of every storm is a ray of sunshine.  That sunshine will penetrate your hearts and your minds, providing the healing needed in this most devestating moment.  Trust in the Lord with all your hearts because God say’s he will never leave nor forsake you.  My prayers are with every family in your time of need.  God bless, and pray for peace.

Jason LaVelle

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Chicago, IL • #9741

In this world we exist through both good and evil - the good is so often unseen yet evil is unmissable. As a society we cannot stop evil invididuals existing, but what can be done is to reduce the atrocities they become responsible for - politicians and authorities worldwide take note that society demands you protect us. The UK took positive steps after Dunblane and changed its gun law - so should the US. God bless those who perished and may their loved ones heal from the pain. Anon

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • London, ENGLAND • #9742

There are no words, no sentiments, that can express our sorrow to the VT students, families, faculty, administration, and community.  I know you are a strong community.  You are, after all, Virginia Tech and Blacksburg.  For as long as I can remember, as a native Virginian, VT has been a strong force.  Remember, though, not only is it okay to mourn, to grieve, to cry--it is imperative.  You have been through a trauma that no one could have imagined--whether you are among those who were physically injured or know someone who was injured or killed or not.  We have all been affected by this tragedy, although not in the same intensity that you have.  Your lives will never be the same.  Our (Virginians) lives will never be the same.  Two hundred miles away in Richmond, we feel the wave of pain...and we want you to know that we are here for you.  We embrace you.  We care for you.  You ARE Virginia Tech.  You ARE Blacksburg.  You ARE loved.

Phillipians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” LEAN ON HIM.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Richmond, Virginia (Chesterfield County) • #9743

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this trying time.  God Bless everyone at Virginia Tech ~ it is a great school and you will go onward.  Go Hokies !!!!!!


April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Bluefield Virginia • #9744